The jewel in the crown of the Darent Valley, Lullingstone Country Park has wildflower meadows, ancient oak trees, a castle, a Roman villa and a network of trails.
Orchids and other wildflowers bloom across the areas of chalk grassland in spring and summer, and some of the 300-plus oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut trees are thought to be 800 years old. Lullingstone Roman Villa, an English Heritage site, is just to the north. You’ll find Lullingstone Castle and The World Garden, one of England’s oldest family estates, here too.
Park at the visitor centre, play area and café and set off to explore along one of the many marked trails.